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Biology
1. composed of living plants
2. any area of living flesh that is highly sensitive to pain or touch, esp that under a toenail or fingernail or around a healing wound

quick

[kwik]
(geology)
Referring to a sediment that, when mixed with or absorbing water, becomes extremely soft, incoherent, or loose, and is capable of flowing easily under load or by force of gravity.
Referring to a soil in which a decrease in effective stress allows water to flow upward with sufficient velocity to reduce significantly the soil's bearing capacity.
Referring to a highly porous soil that readily absorbs heat.
(mining engineering)
Referring to an economically valuable or productive mineral deposit.

QUICK

(language)
An early system on the IBM 701.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].
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In his recent career-spanning collection of essays, What Light Can Do, Hass's lyrical prowess and uncanny ability to cut to the quick of a given work of art are loosed upon an enviably erudite bevy of subjects.
Like the author of Hebrews (second reading) who understood the power of God's word to cut to the quick of all matters so as to lay bare the truth, the 12th-century doctor of the church Bernard of Clairvaux was similarly convinced.
He said: "South Wales, like the north east of England, will bear the brunt of the coalition's cuts, which will see public services cut to the quick.
In enterprise markets, parallel trends challenge publishers, which are seeing librarians with budgets already cut to the quick having to adjust to reshaped enterprise priorities.
In enterprise markets, parallel trends are challenging publishers that are seeing librarians with budgets already cut to the quick having to adjust to reshaped enterprise priorities.
Dialogue is cut to the quick with surgical precision down to the characters' most vivid and basic thoughts and needs.
I'd only been looking at the menu for a minute when she decided to cut to the quick.
The poignancy and heartbreaking descriptions of a mother whose child has been kidnapped cut to the quick.
We laugh, but it is laughter cut to the quick by the realization that each gag would have been better performed by the master.